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The introductory podcast of the 1913 Unfinished Business series on the centenary of the Dublin Lock-out. The team look at Ireland and Dublin in the early twentieth century and introduce two of the key protagonists of the battle, the ITGWU's Jim Larkin and the employers' leaders William Martin Murphy. Historian Dr. Conor Kostick speaks about the genesis of the Lock-out, its politics and how it developed. We finish by asking what relevance the 1913 Lock-out has in our society one hundred years ...
 
HISTORY'S Vikings Podcast is back, and host Liam Geraghty is taking you inside the world of the hit show. Featuring interviews with the cast, crew, and creators, and original stories from behind-the-scenes, HISTORY's Vikings Podcast will take you through the epic journey that goes into making the epic show, and get you ready for the premiere of Season 5 on Wednesday, November 29th at 9/8c.
 
History Now is a weekly history show, broadcast on Northern Visions TV in Belfast and presented by historian Barry Sheppard. A focus on Irish and world history, the show's host speaks with local and professional historians from across the world on a range of historical topics. (All podcasts of History Now episodes are courtesy of Northern Visions Television Belfast).
 
The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate. The 2022 Festival will take place in September 2022. . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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For a ramble through the life of a person who made old, wyrd England the focus of his occult writings and poetry, Cian invites Justin Hopper to the cabin. We cover the life and times of Victor Neuburg, the now-obscure creator behind the Vine Press. A man who knew Aleister Crowley intimately, discovered Dylan Thomas, took part in the infamous Paris …
 
Subscribe to hear all of our new episodes free and first and head over to Twitter where you'll find us - @WTSpod This week we're joined by BBC journalist, Tranmere Rovers fan, and hand-cycling enthusiast Ellis Palmer. Ellis, who has cerebral palsy, visited Ireland earlier this year and toured the east coast by hand cycling along greenways, bus lane…
 
Jeb Card joins us to discuss the supposed witchcraft connections to the murder of Charles Walton on Valentines Day, 1945. Important players include (returning podcast fave) Margaret Murray, Egyptologist and writer of 'The Witch Cult In Western Europe' and Robert Fabian, Detective Superintendent of the London Met and early true crime tv celebrity. B…
 
Subscribe to hear all of our new episodes free and first and head over to Twitter where you'll find us - @WTSpod This week we're joined by Paddy Cullivan. Paddy is a musician and entertainer who many will know as the front man from the Camembert Quartet who were the soundtrack to Tubridy Tonight and the Late Late Show for over a decade. As we come …
 
Remember to hit subscribe to hear all of our new episodes free and first and head over to Twitter where you'll find us - @WTSpod This week we're joined by motoring journalist Bob Flavin to talk about motoring in Ireland, Electric Vehicles, what Ireland is doing wrong when it comes to electric vehicles, petrol prices, and lots more besides. If you'r…
 
100 years ago today, on the 27th of July 1922, Frank Aiken (the future Tánaiste of Ireland) orchestrated the biggest jailbreak in Irish history when his battalion blew a hole in the side of the Dundalk Gaol. We got to record an episode about the jail break live from inside the Gaol (which is now the Oriel Centre) back in May and we're realising the…
 
WE'RE BACK! After a summer of weddings, international tournaments, surgical interventions, and a lot of naps the WTS boys are back in the podcast game. Joining us this week is the brilliant Brianna Parkins. Brianna is a journalist and broadcaster currently with The Journal. She is the resident fact checker and is setting the record straight on what…
 
Cian is joined by YouTuber 'Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction' to discuss the making of the Cryptid Iceberg videos and more! NOTES Buy Me A Coffee, or I'll wood knock-you out! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wideatlantic Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/Truthisscarierthanfiction/videos Truth Is Scarier on Twitter https://twi…
 
Could this be ... the Final Fantasy of Fawcett? In this last episode of Fawcettmania, Cian sits by a stream and flicks the pages of 'Brazil That Never Was' by A.J. Lees, as well as articles by arch Fawcett-dismisser John Hemming. In an episode as thrilling as a mid-Victorian face-off between rival explorers at a packed RGS debate, we conclude: -con…
 
This episode of the podcast is dedicated to the memory of Mícheál Ó Doibhilín. In 1922, thousands of people from Belfast and other northern cities were arriving into Dublin and other places in the new Free State. Where would these people be housed, and what kind of life could they expect? There was surprising opposition to what the press termed the…
 
For the last episode of the season we jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon and talked about Dublin's Hellfire Club. Thanks for listening to our shite for another season and we'll see ye all in September! But if you miss our voices you can follow the patreon here, you can follow us on instagram here and you can find out about our comedy club here…
 
In Temple Bar, a plaque honours the Hirschfeld Centre. At Bow Lane East, an aging sign is all that remains of Incognito, a gay sauna that made it to the front of the international press in the early 1990s for all of the wrong reasons. Then there's Dublin Castle, a site of joy and scandal. These are just some of the many sites of memory that help us…
 
We went to Amsterdam on holiday and met up with one of our favourite Irish internet personalities, Cork comedian Ronan Brosnan, AKA Shite Guides, AKA The Delivery Boy, AKA a very sound lad altogether. We discussed Amsterdam, Cork, the boring paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and the exciting thefts of the boring paintings of Johannes Vermeer by the Ra…
 
So there's a lot of Lost World in our Fawcett this episode, but it's not my fault that the two won't stay a Stegosaurus length apart! In this episode, our boy Percy gets down on the British Empire following the First World War, is quite polite about a certain odious British biologist, hints at sightings of living dinosaurs yet again, and lays out h…
 
This is the recording from our live 100th episode / 3rd birthday show we did last month, thanks a million to everyone who came out for it, and a special thanks to our wonderful guest on the night, Donal Fallon! You can hear more of Donal's work on his own (much more successful) podcast, Three Castles Burning, and if you want to hear more of US you …
 
Lauren returns to the cabin to discuss all things H.R. Haggard, especially his deep obsession with ancient Egypt. We cover: -Haggard in 'Who's Who in Egyptology' -his own visits to Egypt -his writing of 'Cleopatra' -his mania for collecting Egyptian rings -his dislike for modern, changing Egypt -his friendship with Howard Carter -his attempts to ex…
 
Last week, a series of commemorative brass plaques were unveiled on Dublin 8's Donore Avenue in honour of six victims of the Holocaust with connections to Dublin. These memorial stones are part of a truly global project honouring the victims of the Holocaust, but marked the first on Irish soil. This edition of the podcast explores the background to…
 
Hit subscribe to hear all of our new episodes free and first and head over to Twitter where you'll find us - @WTSpod Philip O'Connor, AKA Our Man in Stolkholm, returns to the podcast to chat through a heaping number of topics which include marriage advice for Danny, the NBA, the Champions League final and Phil's experience on the ground in Paris, S…
 
Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1863–1941) lived many lives in one. A Suffragist, a social campaigner, a nationalist and an artist, she was closely aligned with Hugh Lane in the battle for a modern art gallery in London. The first female member of Dublin Corporation, she is the subject of a new study. Editor Margarita Cappock joins me to discuss her import…
 
This week we had Damo Clarke on to talk with us about a Monaghan man who made it big in Tasmania back in the 1800s. Damo is one of the resident MCs of the Craic Den Comedy Club in Dublin which you should all check out if you're in town, but even if you're not, you can pretend you are by listening to their podcast here. And if you like listening to …
 
It's 'Not Your Father's Fawcett!' The journey continues with our dive into the first part of EXPLORATION FAWCETT, the 1953 book of Colonel Percy Fawcett's own notes and journals, as tidied up, illustrated and edited by his son Brian Fawcett. Featuring: -my visit to a Fawcett-related address in London -the infamous giant snake sighting! -Fawcett's l…
 
Hit subscribe to hear all of our new episodes free and first and head over to Twitter where you'll find us - @WTSpod Ahead of hosting a wild Bingo Loco Show at Dublin's 3 Arena, Adam Burke returns to WTSpod to chat comedy and changing perspectives. Look out for Adam's comedy nights in Bray's brilliant Hardy Har Comedy Club and at festivals around t…
 
This week we had Shane Clifford on to talk about Ireland's favourite saint, the man who found America (100% confirmed), and Kerry's finest son, St. Brendan the Navigator. Shane is a great man all together, you can find more of his stuff on IG here, on twitter here and on his own podcast here We also talked for far too long and ended up putting all …
 
Joseph Brady is a geographer with a special interest in the changing landscape of the city and county of Dublin. A discussion on Dublin since the 1970s brings us through things like smog, the stinking Liffey, the quays and the changing docklands. Some change was good, some wasn't, and some remains on the table. Brady's new study Dublin from 1970 to…
 
Hit subscribe to hear all of our new episodes free and first and head over to Twitter where you'll find us - @WTSpod This week we're joined by Blanchardstown's best and brightest - Petesy Carroll. Fresh off the plane from NYC, Petesy gives us the low down on the fight of the year between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano. We talk Taylor, Jake Paul, M…
 
For this week's episode we're talking about the famous Corkconian lawman, John Philpot Curran. It's an episode we recorded a few weeks ago with Roger O'Sullivan and we're releasing it now because himself and Denis Len have just released the first episode of their new podcast, Unexplained Legends! So if you enjoy this show definitely go check them o…
 
In which we're asked to audition for Metallica, endorse the George Foreman grill, and wrestle over 365 days in a year. We also cover: -Hogan's years at WCW -the infamous Monday Night Wars between WWF and WCW -the meta writing of Vince Russo -Hogan's comeback match against the Rock Buy Me A Coffee, Brother! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wideatlantic …
 
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